Delicious little Grub,
On this day, one year ago, you came into this world.
Your birth was the most profoundly joy-filled and peaceful experience of my life.
Born in the dining room of our home, the whole family watched you enter the world.
You swam from your comfort inside of my body and into my hands.
I have held you in my arms ever since, although often now you will stray away from my reach as you explore your world.
You are bold and strong-willed and independent.
You are always busy. My little bee. You love to run and to climb.
You are musical (we’re not sure where that comes from). You will tap out a beat on anything and you’ll play anything that makes a tune and sing along.
You have brought such joy to all of our lives as a sister and a daughter.
You were the missing element to our family.
Now that we have you, we feel complete.
Happy birthday little G.
You are one year old today.
Mama loves you.